The Appster Team!! From left to right: Pete, Jim (me), and Mary
01/12/11 – v1.0
Appster has gone GOLD and is ready to download!!! Special thanks to Pete Thompson and Mary Egerstein for their countless hours developing this app. App Store Top 10 here we come!! –Jim Taylor
01/13/11 – v1.0.1
First bug found…and squashed!! Your Appster password may now include numbers, characters, and the letter ‘E’. Hat tip to our coder Pete Thompson for the fix.
01/14/11 – v1.0.2
‘Nuther day, ‘nuther bug…SWAT! Appster will no longer publish your full credit card details onto Twitter.
02/01/11 – v1.1
First new feature!! Appster now suggests mp3’s for your listening pleasure. Enjoy! App Store Top 100 here we come!!
02/02/11 – v1.1.1
Weird, Appster only suggested the extended remix of Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough”. This has been fixed.
02/03/11 – v1.1.2
Appster now suggests more bands than just Depeche Mode.
02/20/11 – v1.2
Some personal news – I’ve asked our developer Mary Egerstein for her hand in marriage…AND SHE SAID YES!! In celebration, Appster is now FREE throughout the rest of February. FREE!!
02/21/11 – v1.2.1
Yup, that was the inside of a walrus’s asshole uploaded to your Flickr account. Apparently coder Pete Thompson had a crush on fiancé and fellow coder Mary Egerstein, and decided to sabotage Appster. Sincerest apologies. Needless to say this has been fixed and Pete is no longer with the Appster team.
02/22/11 – v1.2.2
More bugs!! What is this…a Congolese jungle?? LOL! When a WiFi connection cannot be established, Appster no longer dials 9-1-1, plays trucker_fart.wav, then hangs up.
02/23/11 – v1.2.3
Appster is now banned on the Congo. Sincerest apologies to the great people of the Congo. If it’s any help, I played “Congo Bongo” for HOURS as a kid on my Commodore 64.
03/03/11 – v1.3
Many thanks for all your votes on our Facebook Fan Page!! Your opinions matter. Appster is now localized into the following languages: Esperanto, Klingon, Latin, Pig Latin, and English. Android Marketplace Top 100 here we come!
04/06/11 – v1.3.1
Sorry for the long delay in updates. It appears my coder/fiancé, Mary Egerstein, has eloped to Barbados with former Appster coder/asshole Pete Thompson. One a positive note: One bug I’ve fixed personally: Appster no longer displays racial slurs if your username contains a Spanish ‘Ñ’. Lo siento.
04/07/11 – v1.3.2
…nor does Appster display homophobic comments if usernames contain ümlauts.
04/09/11 – v1.3.3
Updated Appster’s “About” section to include Mary Egerstein’s new surname: Mary Thompson. Congrats to her and Pete.
05/01/11 – v1.4
Appster is now FREE and completely ad-supported thanks to our new partners Trojan!
05/02/11 – v1.4.1
Do NOT open any e-mails from “Appster Support Team OPEN URGENT”!! Apparently our new partners, Trojan, are not the popular prophylactic variety, but instead the computer virus variety. Oopsie.
05/20/11 – v1.5
The big One-dot-Five! So we’ve been removed from the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace. I assume everyone knows how to jailbreak their phones?
05/25/11 – v1.5.1
Some additional bug fixes:
– Appster no longer gets jealous and drains your battery if you multitask to another app.
– Appster no longer sends an SMS to the first person in your contacts list telling them you’re having an affair with the second person in your contacts list.
– Removed the splash screen that says “PETE + MARY 4 EVER”.
– Removed the in-app purchases of Cocker-Spaniels-having-sex wallpapers.
– Appster no longer logs onto Facebook, joins the NAMBLA Facebook Group, then invites 10 of your youngest male friends.
– HTC devices no longer heat up to 170 degrees Fahrenheit when running Appster for more than ten minutes.
– Inputing British English no longer locks up your device.
– The “Easter Egg” that permanently deletes your Facebook account right before hard resetting your phone has been removed.
– Appster no longer takes the Lord’s name in vain.
06/01/11 – v1.6
Well the Appster team had a voted 2-1 to remove me from the team. It’s been a fun ride. Appster has been a great experience. I wish the best of luck to Pete, Mary, and our dozens of Appster fans in Vietnam! Appster is on sale for 79 cents this week.